At the request of Fr. Daniel Hennessy, our international director the leaders of PAVM chapters from around the world gathered in Phoenix, AZ for a meeting. Johan van Parys, chair and Deirdre Palmer, vice-chair represented our MN/ND chapter. The high point of the meeting was a presentation by Dr. Barbara Jatta, the new director of the Vatican Museums. In her State of the Museums address she offered several ideas to improve the experience of all who visit the museums. When speaking about the work of PAVM she expressed her deep gratitude and she promised complete financial transparency, improved communications about restoration projects and a more timely completion of all adopted restorations. Other topics of conversation included membership and fundraising. We agreed to meet again in the fall of 2018 in Rome.
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